Support StoneWater Zen

StoneWater Zen Sangha is entirely self-supporting and relies on the money, energy and time given by its members – local and across the UK.  Members give their time freely, including Keizan Sensei.

The Sangha is supported by a registered charity The StoneWater Zen Centre Trust (No. 289863) which was created to promote the understanding and practice of Zen Buddhism.  In practical terms this means that the Trust:

  • Supports a teacher in White Plum lineage, David Keizan Scott Sensei, who provides support for Zen Buddhism in UK, both to individuals & groups, and ensures growth of Maezumi Roshi’s and Tenshin Roshi’s lineage in the UK
  • Has set up and runs StoneWater Zen Centre Liverpool offering 6+ meditation sessions per week, plus longer retreats
  • Supports StoneWater Zen Lakes Centre offering monthly residential retreats in the Lake District for practitioners from across the UK and beyond
  • Organises 2 residential retreats at Crosby per year for people from across the UK and beyond, with subsidised places for people on low incomes
  • Provides instruction and advice for beginners to Zen meditation practice in Liverpool and beyond, both personally and by email
  • Supports and develops the Zen practice of experienced students from across the UK, both personally and by email
  • Supports Zen groups across UK including London, Northamptonshire Kent & Derbyshire
  • Brings noted UK & international teachers to our UK retreats
  • Supports Zen Buddhism in UK (and beyond) through our website offering advice & support to individuals & groups
  • Makes & provides meditation equipment e.g. mats & cushions to associated groups
  • Offers outreach work including talks & meditation sessions for school students & conferences, supports practitioners working in prisons, and is developing contacts with local community projects in Liverpool
  • Represents Zen Buddhism at multifaith events in Merseyside & across UK

You can access StoneWater Zen Centre Trust’s accounts filed with the Charity Commission here.

We need your support!

There are several ways you can support StoneWater Zen.

Monthly Standing Order

The most useful because it provides a steady, predictable income is a monthly Standing Order but one-off donations are also deeply appreciated. You can use this link to download a Standing Order form.  Download Standing Order Form

Please complete the form and return it to:  Joanne McMahon, Secretary, StoneWater Zen Centre Trust, c/o 13 Hope Street, Liverpool L1 9BH


Make a donation

Or you can make a donation by PayPal using the button below:


Gift Aid

Our charitable status means we can make tax efficient use of your donation through the Gift Aid scheme.  If you are a UK taxpayer we will be able to reclaim the tax you pay on your gift, thus boosting its value by 20% at no extra cost to you.  All you need to do is tick the Gift Aid box on the form.

If your circumstances change you can cancel this option at any time by notifying us. If you pay tax at the higher rate you can claim further relief in your self-assessment tax return.

Thank you for your support.

Download Gift Aid Form

Charity registration No.: 289863

Give as you earn No.: 012941